Decentralised cluster seminar on capacity building, focused on candidate countries and the Balkan region

24.10.2019 (14:30) – 25.10.2019 (12:30)

Hotel Moskva

Balkanska 1
11000 Belgrade

Program & documents

  • To ETUC Member Organisations
  • To ETUC Members of the Social Dialogue Committee

Dear Colleagues,

In the framework of the European Social Dialogue integrated projects, the European social partners, ETUC, BusinessEurope, CEEP and SMEunited would like to invite you to participate in their:

Decentralised cluster seminar on capacity building, focused on candidate countries and the Balkan region

24th October 2019, 14h30-18h
25th October 2019, 9h-12h30

Hotel Moskva
Balkanska 1, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

This two-day event will aim to provide an important input into the discussions on social dialogue at European level about how to promote and support social dialogue across different contexts. The seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Follow up of the 2018 “cluster seminar on capacity building”
  • Capacity-Building needs and membership development
  • The results of the European social dialogue at different levels

The seminar will gather affiliates of the European cross-sectoral social partners and of the relevant EU sectoral social partners.

Practical organisation

This seminar will gather social partners from Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

We have approximately 60 places available for social partners:

  • 25 participants for employer’s representatives
  • 25 participants for trade union’s representatives
  • Up to 10 EU secretariats and speakers experts

The interpretation will be provided in English, BCMS and Albanian.

Please find the draft Agenda attached.

The ETUC is in charge of the organisation of this event on behalf of all European social partners. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered. Please read carefully the travel and accommodation policy below.

You should register before 30th September via this online registration form.

Should you require any further clarification about the conference or the project activities to date, please do not hesitate to contact your European social partner organisation:

ETUC contact person:

Mr. Ruairi Fitzgerald

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +32 2 22 40 404


BusinessEurope contact person:

Ms. Jessie Fernandes

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +32 2 237 65 37

CEEP contact person:

Mr. Guillaume Afellat

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +32 2 229 2154

SMEunited contact person:

Ms. Liliane Volozinskis

Email: [email protected]

Tel: + 32 2 285 07 20

We look forward to your active participation in this Conference.

Yours faithfully,



For SMEunited


Esther LYNCH

Rebekah SMITH


Guillaume AFELLAT